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SDD by region

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  • 1. Smoking Drinking and Drug Use by Young People in England, 2009 A regional picture
  • 2.
    • The data in this presentation comes from the Information Centre’s report on regional differences they found from analysing the Smoking Drinking and Drug Use survey they do with young people in school between 11 and 15 years on an annual basis.
    • Any inaccuracies in the way the data is presented lie with the Drug Education Forum.
  • 3. Smoking
    • 31% of young people have ever smoked in the North East rising to 42% in the South West.
    • Girls are more likely to have ever smoked than boys in every region but the North East.
    • 10% of young people are regular smokers in the North East falling to 7% in the South West.
    • Girls are more likely to be regular smokers than boys in every region.
  • 4. % who have ever smoked
  • 5. Regular Smokers
  • 6. Drinking
    • Young Londoners (39%) are the least likely to have ever drunk , while those in the North East (63%) are most likely.
    • Boys and girls are (roughly) equally likely to have ever drunk alcohol.
    • Londoners (12%) are the least likely to have drunk alcohol in the last week. Those in the North East (26%) are the most likely to have done so.
  • 7. Ever Drunk Alcohol
  • 8. Drank in the Last Week
  • 9. Illegal Drugs
    • Use of all drugs was lowest in the South West (15%) and highest in the North West (20%)
    • Cannabis use in the last year appears to be lowest in the North East (8%) and highest in the North West (12%)
    • Boys are more likely than girls to have used cannabis in the last year in all regions bar Yorkshire and the Humber where they were the same.
  • 10. Used Drugs in the Last Year
  • 11. Used Cannabis in the Last Year